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The Most Romantic Restaurants in Rio De Janeiro

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Updated: 20 September 2017
A city that combines a thriving metropolis with palm-fringed beaches and thick, wild forests certainly sets the scene for a romantic rendezvous. Whether you’re enjoying a passionate break with your loved one or have fallen for an exotic local, here are some of Rio’s most romantic restaurants for a memorable date.

Aprazível

Restaurant, Brazilian, $$$
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Up in Santa Teresa’s bohemian hillsides, Aprazível offers sky-high views of Rio’s unforgettable skyline. The restaurant serves creative twists on typical Brazilian dishes with additional ingredients such as duck and lamb. Reserve a candlelit table on the terrace to enjoy the best views and share a few delicious cocktails with your date.

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Olympe

Restaurant, French, Brazilian, none
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Some of the delicious dishes at Olympe | © Olympe

Just on the edge of Lagao, Rio de Janeiro’s stunning natural lake, Olympe serves innovative plates and a tasting menu from celebrated French chefs, Claude & Thomas Troisgros. Dishes are French-inspired while drawing from local ingredients, with plates such as duck magret with passion fruit and stuffed quail with onion and raisin manioc farofa. Enjoy a sophisticated dining experience enhanced by a great wine selection, and follow your dinner with a romantic wander around the lake.

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Mon:
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tue:
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wed:
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thu:
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Fri:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fri:
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat:
7:30 pm - 12:00 am

Meal service:

Dinner, Lunch

Atmosphere:

Stylish

Térèze

Restaurant, Brazilian, French, $$$
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The low lighting and skyline views of Térèze create a romantic scene for a cosy night for two. The outdoor terrace is perfect for those balmy Rio nights, with stunning vistas and a pleasant breeze. The dishes combine Brazilian classics with French techniques that garnered the restaurant a Michelin star, creating an unforgettable dining experience.

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Mon - Fri:
7:30 am - 10:30 am
Mon - Sun:
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun:
7:00 am - 11:00 am

CT Boucherie

Restaurant, Barbeque, Brazilian, $$$
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Nestled in the heart of Leblon, Rio’s wealthiest neighbourhood, CT Boucherie makes an impressive date night from its streetside location down to its fine steaks and perfectly cooked lamb. Having picked the main meat, guests can choose from a never-ending stream of side dishes that the waiters seamlessly offer to each table. Leblon’s location makes a wonderful spot for a stroll along the beach after dinner.

Uma cozinha sem mentiras… #ctboucherie #instafood #leblon #instaporn #riodejaneiro #vejario

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Mon - Fri:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri:
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Zazá Bistrô Tropical

Restaurant, Moroccan, Asian, $$$
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For a non-conventional romantic date night, reserve a spot at Zazá Bistrô Tropical. The cosy two-floored restaurant in Ipanema serves dishes with a Moroccan and Asian twist alongside flawless cocktails. Enjoy the upstairs where guests remove their shoes and pad across the quilted floors to their large, cushioned seats for an intimate evening.

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Mon - Thu:
6:30 pm - 12:30 am
Fri - None:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - None:
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sun - None:
1:00 pm - 12:00 am

L'Atelier du Cuisinier

Restaurant, French, Brazilian, $$$
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For a romantic night in Centro, try the L’Atelier du Cuisinier, a Parisian bistro in downtown Rio. The small venue provides a cosy ambiance for star-struck lovers, but be sure to reserve a table in advance as the restaurant fills up quickly. The dishes flawlessly combine flavor with aesthetics that will satisfy any palate. Being a French-inspired restaurant, the wine menu comes well-stocked and with excellent options.

Almoço delícia com meus amigos @diegoreigoto e @tainatpcouto #adoro❤️

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Gabbiano Al Mare

Restaurant, Italian, Seafood, $$$
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